Adolf Hitler’s lost gold has been found, according to a British diver in the Baltic sea. The ocean explorer’s claims he found gold the Nazi’s stole as they ransacked Europe during World War II horrors.
The discovery is reported to approximate £100 million, has been sought by treasure seekers time-and-time again never to be found…until now.
Different stories as to where the gold was stored have surfaced, with some claiming it had been stored in a secret bunker before the Nazi dictator offed himself in his Berlin bunker.
Phil Sayers, the diver who claims to have found the stash 450m under the Baltic Sea, says he met a survivor of the Wilhelm Gustloff ship which had been sunk by Soviets in January 1945. 9,500 on board perished – approximately six times more than died as the Titanic sank. The ship was designed to carry 1,500.
The 61-year-old Mr. Sayers says survivor Ruidi Lange – the ship’s radio operator – said he was aware of Nazi gold on the boat. Mr. Lange says he was the one who sent out the distress single SOS when the attack happened.
“He did not know what was being taken on at first, but it was not until 1972 when he met up with another survivor – who was one of the guards who had been tasked with looking after the gold and he revealed what was in those huge cases,” The diver told Daily Star Online.
The Essex divers believes bars he seen on windows point towards that the boat contained valuables, possible art works, gold and other objects stolen under the Third Reich.
Wilhelm Gustloff was designed as a luxury cruise ship and it turned into a hospital ship as World War II dominated economic activity. The ship was used as part of Operation Hannibal and evacuated massive amounts of people from Prussia during the Soviet Union Red Army advance west.
As refugees boarded the ship in Gotenhafen, Poland, Nazi chiefs planned to place valuables like gold bullion ton the Wilhem Gustloff. Hitler’s personal suite doubled as the strong room.
“We know from first hand accounts a whole load of lorries turned up alongside and transferred a cargo of high security on board on the ship,” the diver told Daily Star online. “This is all from accounts with survivors on the night before they set sail. Rudi Lange went down onto the quayside to have a smoke and just happened to be there when the gold bullion arrived.”
He added: “He did not know what was being taken on at first, but it was not until 1972 when he met up with another survivor – who was one of the guards who had been tasked with looking after the gold and he revealed what was in those huge cases.”